12 Essential Plugins for WordPress

In this short and simple article, we are going to explore the 12 most efficient and essential plugins for your WordPress website. These plugins will help you manage your website efficiently and easily. It helps you to make your website search engine optimized and also provide lots of features, like stopping spam comments, adding comment form, adding sitemaps etc.

Here, we have collected a list of 12 essential plugins for WordPress websites. Refer to the list given below:


AdRotate is a plugin that allows you to manage advertising on a blog. With this plugin you can count clicks and views, you can set a start and end date and all advertising is managed through the administration panel of WordPress.


Akismet comes by default in WordPress is very useful to filter spam from comments. To run the plugin you must insert an API key which can be obtained for free from wordpress.com. You just have to register, go to the panel to see which is your key and paste it into your WordPress administration panel.

Contact Form 7

If you allow your readers to contact you, then you should prefer using the contact form. As it’s very easy to use, and anyone can mail you within a short time without having to login into their mail account.

W3 Total Cache

The W3 Total Cache is a powerful plugin that optimizes your site in almost all points. You have several options including .gzip compression, automatic use of a CDN, optimization of site code, etc.

Google XML Sitemaps

For good indexing in search engines, it is important that your website has a sitemap. A sitemap is a page that links to all pages of the site thus facilitating the work of indexing. The most popular is the plugin Google XML Sitemaps which creates and updates a sitemap.xml automatically whenever you update or publish a post.

All in One SEO Pack

The All in One SEO Pack plugin is even more important than the last. It allows you to customize the title, description and keywords of each post and the blog itself so you can get more visits and be better positioned in search engines.

SEO Smart Links

It is extremely useful for those working with affiliation platforms or simply want to increase the internal links. You can now exclude pages, set whether the plugin also makes the substitution in the comments, the number of links per page, etc.

Subscribe To Comments Reloaded

This plugin is also very useful to commentators on your site. It adds an option next to the feedback form where you can choose to follow the comments via email.

Popular Posts WordPress

It lets you add a list of posts or pages which is most popular. It works through the widgets and has several interesting options, including the show’s thumbnail post, the number of comments, delete pages, etc.


WP-Optimize enables you to remove comments not approved, comments classified as spam, review posts and optimize the database with a few clicks.

Yet Another Related Posts Plugin

The Yet Another Related Posts Plugin (YARPP) uses a template system that can be customized in several ways and sizes. To do this just to have knowledge of HTML, PHP and a little light, some imagination.

Google Analyticator

Google Analytics is the famous service statistics provided by Google. With this tool, your website can provide data that will allow you to improve the usability and quality of your website. You must paste a code in the theme you use (usually in footer.php or header.php). If you do not like messing with the code, you can use this plugin that has some interesting options that allow you to obtain further information about the behaviour of their visitors.


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